A veteran sports activities presenter has sparked fury by saying feminine soccer commentators ‘simply aren’t adequate’.
Elton Welsby, 67, stated ladies working within the subject should not have ‘sufficient data’ and displayed poor ‘supply and voice management’.
The previous ITV commentator was branded a ‘sexist from the seventies’ for his rant to social media.
Pictured: The previous ITV commentator Elton Welsby (proper in his heyday and left, in his Twitter profile image)
The ex-television presenter took to Twitter to jot down: ‘Soccer, cricket – the woman commentators are simply not adequate.
‘It is not sexism, it is about data and above all, supply and voice management. Somebody aside from me, do not assume it, say it.’
He added: ‘I am speaking commentary – the power to drive a sport to its zenith with a commanding and authoritative voice which women don’t possess. Easy.’
The retired sports activities presenter spent six years internet hosting ITV’s soccer protection and he was additionally the face of Granada sport for 22 years till he left in 2000.
His views sparked outrage on Twitter with commentators and followers fast to step in.
The previous face of Granada Sport stated ‘woman commentators’ are ‘simply not adequate’
His views sparked outrage on Twitter with commentators and followers fast to step in
Many spoke of assist in honour of Jacqui Oatley, the primary feminine commentator on BBC One’s Match of the Day in 2007.
TV commentator Kelly Sotherton, 41, an former Olympic heptathlete, blasted: “Elton. I would be embarrassed when you have been my granddad with that prehistoric view and perspective.”
BBC sports activities presenter Sonja McLaughlan tweeted: “Expensive Elton. The 70s have been in contact and need their sexist attitudes again.”
Athletics commentator Katharine Merry, 43, responded: ‘Good night Elton. I perceive. I’ve a clue between the roles you state as I do all of them.
The ex-Olympic 400m bronze medalist added: ‘Is your view on feminine lead commentators hooked up to all sports activities? Actually hoping I’ve the power to drive a sport to its zenith with a commanding an authoritative voice.’
Many spoke of assist in honour of Jacqui Oatley, the primary feminine commentator on BBC One’s Match of the Day in 2007